A body was found on the grounds where the Kentucky Derby festivities had taken place Saturday. The body was found a few barns over from the Derby's winner "I'll Have Another." Police came to Churchill Downs early Sunday morning after they'd been called to the backside of the tracks where the discovery came about.
Louisville police spokesperson Alicia Smiley reports that law enforcement officials are conducting a death investigation and a coroner is also on the scene. They believe the body is that of a man and the investigation's centered around barn eight which is where the deceased body was first discovered.
This is the second year in a row that the Kentucky Derby's marred by news of a death on the grounds of Churchill Downs. Last year, a week after the Kentucky Derby, the body of jockey Michael Baze was discovered in a vehicle parked near the stables at Churchill Downs. The officials ruled Baze's death as an accidental overdose, according to Fox News.
The 138th Kentucky Derby produced "I'll Have Another" as the winner of the race Saturday. This horse wasn't the favorite to win, but that didn't mean a thing because he was first to cross the finish line.